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Top DeMarcus Cousins News
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Steps up with big effort off bench
Cousins closed with 19 points (8-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and one steal over 15 minutes during Wednesday's 102-98 loss to Golden State.
Cousins played only 15 minutes in the Game 5 loss but was very productive during his time on the court, finishing as Denver's second-leading scorer and going 8-for-12 from the field. The veteran center registered double-digit points in the final two games of the series and increased his scoring across each of the five contests overall. Cousins emerged as a valuable contributor during his time with Denver despite playing limited minutes, showing that he can still be productive in the league, though he'll likely continue to work as a reserve with whichever team he signs for next season.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Starting regular-season finale
Cousins will start Sunday's game against the Lakers.
With Nikola Jokic among several Nuggets resting, Cousins will move into the lineup at center for only his second start since coming to Denver. In his last start back on March 4, the big man finished with 31 points, nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in only 24 minutes of action.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Bottoms out Thursday
Cousins finished with one point (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) in four minutes during Thursday's 122-109 victory over Memphis.
Cousins' playing time had fallen off of late -- he logged fewer than 10 minutes in two of his prior three contests heading into Thursday -- and it sunk even further Thursday as he saw only four minutes. Not surprisingly, he wasn't able to do much given the large amount of time spent on the bench, though he, incredibly, registered a team-worst minus-12 during his brief time on the court. It looks like Cousins won't be much of a factor in the rotation come playoff time, especially with MVP candidate Nikola Jokic likely to play big-time minutes ahead of him.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Poor shooting display
Cousins posted 12 points (4-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds and one block in 17 minutes during Sunday's 124-104 loss to the Celtics.
Cousins made the most of his 17-minute cameo with a decent stat line, but the fact that he needed 11 shots just to score 12 points shouldn't be overlooked. The veteran big man is not going to be the player he once was prior to two serious knee injuries, but he holds a decent role off the bench for Denver. He has scored in double digits in each of his last three contests despite not logging more than 20 minutes in neither.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Heathy usage in win
Cousins accumulated 14 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one block in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 127-109 victory over the Wizards.
Cousins led the Denver second unit in field-goal attempts Wednesday, capitalizing on the blowout game script but also symbolizing the healthy role he's carved out in Denver. Cousins has averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15.5 minutes per game over last five contests.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Makes most of limited run
Cousins provided 13 points (4-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 13 minutes Monday in the Nuggets' 131-124 win over the Warriors.
Since stepping in for ailing MVP candidate Nikola Jokic in Friday's 116-101 win over the Rockets and putting up a massive 31-point performance in 24 minutes, Cousins has predictably settled back into a strict backup role behind a healthy Jokic the past two games. While Jokic has resumed his dominant ways in both games, Cousins struggled mightily in Sunday's win over the Pelicans (one point on 0-for-4 shooting from the field in 10 minutes), but he bounced back in the second half of the back-to-back set. Cousins should remain a strong per-minute producer more often than not, though it'll be tough to rely on him as anything more than a deep-league asset while he's routinely playing under 20 minutes when Jokic is available.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Turns back clock Friday
Cousins ended Friday's 116-101 win over the Rockets with 31 points (10-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 8-9 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, one block and three steals in 24 minutes.
Cousins made his first start since joining the Nuggets and stepped up in the absence of Nikola Jokic (illness). The former Pelicans and Kings big man delivered numbers he hadn't posted consistently since he injured his Achilles a few years ago, but considering his role and the fact that he should head back to the bench as soon as Jokic is available, this should be an outlier rather than the norm going forward.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Starting Friday
Cousins is starting Friday's game against the Rockets.
Nikola Jokic (illness) was a late scratch Friday, so Cousins will make his first start since joining the Nuggets. Across his first 11 appearances with the team, he's averaged 7.5 points and 6.6 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Excels in blowout win
Cousins finished with 19 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-6 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block across 18 minutes Sunday in the Nuggets' 124-92 win over the Trail Blazers.
Cousins sat out Thursday in the Nuggets' first game coming out of the All-Star break while he worked to finalize a rest-of-season contract with the team, but he re-entered the rotation for both ends of Denver's weekend back-to-back set. After providing nine points, eight rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 14 minutes in Saturday's win over the Spurs, Cousins raised his production Sunday while getting a slight uptick in playing time due to the blowout. The four-time All-Star should remain a reliable contributor on a per-minute basis, but because he's unlikely to garner more than 20 minutes in a given game while backing up reigning MVP Nikola Jokic, Cousins is best reserved for 14-team leagues or deeper.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Not on injury report
Cousins (contract dispute) is off the injury report for Saturday's game against the Kings.
Cousins, after a contract issue prevented him from playing Thursday, officially signed his deal Friday and should be good to go Saturday. In his eight appearances for Denver, he's averaged 6.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 13.1 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Won't be available Thursday
Cousins will not be available for Thursday's game against the Kings due to a contract issue, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 in Sacramento reports.
The Nuggets announced Tuesday that Cousins will sign with the team for the remainder of the season, but it looks like the deal is not yet official, so Cousins will miss at least one game in the meantime. He'll likely be back in action Saturday (vs. SAC) or Sunday (at POR).... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Plans to sign with Denver
The Nuggets announced Tuesday that they are planning to sign Cousins to a rest-of-season contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
There isn't an official deal yet, but Shams relays that the contract is expected to be signed within the coming days. Presumably, the big man should be back with Denver by the end of the week. Cousins' final 10-day contract with the Nuggets expired over All-Star Weekend, and he is technically a free agent, but he figures to have his best opportunity for consistent playing time with Denver. During his two previous 10-day contracts, the veteran averaged 6.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 13.1 minutes while operating as the primary backup to Nikola Jokic. He figures to have a similar role for the remainder of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
DeMarcus Cousins: Contract with Nuggets expires
Cousins' 10-day contract with the Nuggets expired Sunday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.
It was Cousins' second 10-day contract with Denver, so if he signs with the team again it will be for the rest of the season. The 31-year-old appeared in eight games for the Nuggets and averaged 6.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 13.1 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins: Available Wednesday
Cousins (illness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Cousins is apparently feeling good enough to play despite being a late addition to the team's injury report due to a gastrointestinal illness. As such, he and JaMychal Green figure to split backup duties in Denver's frontcourt behind starters Jeff Green and Nikola Jokic.... See More ... See Less
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